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NO

NO
January 9, 2017 ezekschuba@gmail.com

By: Samiat Alamutu

They say I do not know how to say no.
I said no that day.
I begged, no please,
He said, no please.
I cried, no please I’m young,
He said, no please I’m in need,
No, as i closed my legs,
No, as he forced them open across borders.
I said, no please I’m nine,
He said, no please you’re mine.
I said No,
He said no –
And he took the woman out of the girl.

They say that no stops them, and that I did not say it well.